Six new family trips for 2022, from arctic glamping to sustainable agriculture

Six new family trips for 2022, from arctic glamping to sustainable agriculture

3. Agriculture of the future in Denmark

This Copenhagen experience – one of the luxury operator Black Tomato’s new Field Trip collection, aimed at families with older children (aged 14+) – includes the chance to learn all about chemical-free modern farming methods with Søren Wiuff, one of Denmark’s most forward-thinking farmers and a supplier to e.g. Noma, which earlier this year was named the World’s Best Restaurant. Wiuff will lead the way in an inspiring, practical teaching where the concepts of food waste and sustainability are at the forefront of this eye-opening itinerary. Sustainability is actually a hallmark of many of Black Tomato’s Field Trip escapes, all of which are tailored to suit the individual family. Imagine joining an anti-poaching patrol in Kenya or learning about waste generation and its environmental impact in busy, busy Cairo. Other topics including art, language and culture and geoscience. The Copenhagen tour starts at £ 5,995 per person for five days at the Nimb Hotel, including a half-day Field Trip experience with Søren Wiuff, private transfer and breakfast.

4. Hidden Patagonia

This family adventure (best for children aged 12 and up) includes sections of the Route of Parks, the world’s largest conservation project ever, protecting 24 different ecosystems and 60 communities in Chilean Patagonia. Families will spend more than two weeks outdoors exploring the awe-inspiring landscapes of southern Chile on foot, kayaking, cycling, raft and horseback riding, as well as four-wheel drive. Guided hikes in the mountains of Cerro Castillo National Park can also give rise to the sight of the critically endangered national animal, the deer of the southern Andes. Weather-wise, this is a great trip to take during the Easter school holidays – cooler temperatures and lighter winds make April the ideal time to visit Patagonia. From £ 3,880 per person based on a family of four, with 13 nights in B&B, some meals, all transport and some guided activities.

5. Arctic glamping in Sweden

Complete with an aurora view window and even a floating sauna, your fantasy snow-capped wilderness retreat awaits on this exciting new five-day trip created for families with children ages four and up traveling in a group of eight. Two nights are spent in a lavvu (a traditional tipi used by nomadic Sami), while the rest of the trip is spent in a luxurious log cabin in the woods. Activities include wildlife spotting with the opportunity to see moose and reindeer, learn how to make Sami flatbread and go on both a snowmobile safari and a dog sledding adventure. From £ 6,699 (price for under 11s onwards) including two nights at Arctic Safari Camp and two nights at Arctic Retreat, full board, with activities.

6. Highlands with teenagers

Fresh air and epic landscapes abound in this active family adventure through the highlands, with highlights including paddling a stretch of the Caledonian Canal, discovering the legends of Loch Ness and a private castle visit by the lake for the ultimate in Scottish history lessons. There is also a folk museum tour of Cairngorms National Park and several walks of up to four hours each – lace up your boots to top Creag Bheag for a glorious national park and lake views. Extras include horse riding, gallery visits and a trip to Aviemore, Scotland’s most famous ski resort. From £ 1,360 per adult and £ 1,224 per child, including five nights B&B, some dinners, transport and some activities.

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